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La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) | Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

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La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)
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3.93/5
Very Good
872 Ratings
La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Netherlands
latrappe.nl

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
La Trappe Dubbel has a deep brown colour and attractive beige froth. The use of caramel malt gives it a gentle aromatic caramelised quality. It has a rich malty flavour with a touch of sweetness. Post-fermenting La Trappe Dubbel is a smooth drink, and yet has some real body and intense flavour to it.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,950
Reviews:
409
Ratings:
872
pDev:
10.69%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
188
Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vaulmas
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HermannTheGerman
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice brew. The smell is extraordinary. Reminds me on apples in a cellar. No bitterness in the initial taste. Almost like a nicely balanced a apple pie. No alcoholic after taste at all.

If you like Belgian doubles. This is the One.

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Photo of WormGod
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dandy14
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hman43
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: It pours dark amber with some reddish hues. It has moderate head retention that is tan. It is also fairly clear.

Smell: The initial aromas are malty rich with some fruit. Apples and dried cherries and prominent with some toast and a hint of chocolate. There are some rose like aromas in addition to the above.

Taste: The apples and dried cherries are very prominent in the initial flavor with a bit of toast and low caramel in support. There is a bit of low floral in the background and very low raisin flavors. The balance is fairly even.

Feel: It has a medium body with medium carbonation and some alcohol warmth that is smooth.

Overall, it is a pleasant fruity-malty beer with depth and complexity especially in the fruit.

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Photo of thatsmyspot
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of migleskun
3.39/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of danflux
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpongeHop
3.37/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L - dark red brown gradient with beige head which dissipates quickly
S & T - candy banana taste of the yeast up front, then honey like caramel malt sweetness. Slightly dry but clean aftertaste. No bitterness at all.
F - nice and spritzy, dries the tongue, slightly clogs up the back of your throat with that sugary soda quality

O - bit of a disappointment. Not much going on save for the sweets. Disclaimer: I do not like the banana yeast taste in beers, so I may be biased against this beer from the get go. I prefer Westmalle dubbel myself.

I don't particularly recommend this one.

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3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emincems
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

almost black color with beige head, but head retention isn't very strong. smells roasted malts, molasses, burnt sugars and slight banana (like all other la trappe styles). taste is a bit sweet. medium bodied and overly carbonated. clean aftertaste. I would love this more if there is more abv and dryness.

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Photo of Giangio
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yaron73
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HermitDan
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mishi_d
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Momon
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mandrilo
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rochefort8
4.69/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my first review, but I have tried several trappist beers before. I view trappist beers as being the quintessential example of what a good beer should be, and this one is no different. I like sweet beers, and this one certainly is a sweet one.

Look: Pours a dark brown color with off-white 2 finger head. Nice head-retention, but does not match a blue chimay, but good nonetheless.

Smell: Classic belgian yeast, with semi-strong notes of banana. Notes of dark sugar and dates are apparent, but they hide behind the smell of banana. As the beer opens up, the sugar and date smell gets stronger, almost overpowering the banana smell eventually. Slighty boozy smell as well.

Taste: Banana, sugar, dates, prunes and that honey-like belgian yeast taste. Taste is a lot stronger than smell, which gradually dissipates over time.

Feel: Smooth and semi sweet-sticky mouthfeel. Gradually gets very smooth, as the carbonation dissipates - quite nice mouthfeel.

Overall: A good representation of a trappist dubbel-style beer. Comparing it to Westmalle, I find this one to be a lot sweeter and boozy, whereas the Westmalle feels more subdued and less sweet.

I may be biased, but I really like this one. It is a beer that should be sipped and savoured, while taking the time to sense everything it has to offer.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XeroD
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 872 ratings
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